Vantage V8 Roadster

Thrill. Driven.

The Vantage Roadster elevates the experience with a wind-in-your-hair version of Aston Martin’s most driver-focused model.

Need to know


The Aston Martin Vantage Roadster uses a fabric roof that uses a clever Z-fold mechanism, allowing it to be lowered in 6.7 seconds or raised in 6.8 seconds at speeds of up to 31mph


Thanks to its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, the Vantage Roadster can go from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds and will still manage a top speed of 190mph.


Despite that intricate new Z-fold fabric folding roof, the Vantage Roadster weighs just 60kg more than the Coupe version.

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“The Aston Martin Vantage Roadster takes drop-top performance to a new level, with the sleek looks of the Vantage Coupe blending effortlessly with a convertible layout. Come rain or shine the Vantage Roadster is a car that’ll never stop impressing.”

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Aston Martin has made a number of tweaks and changes to the Vantage Roadster to ensure that it’s just as engaging to drive as the Coupe. As already mentioned, it manages to be just 60kg heavier than the Coupe thanks to a new, lightweight folding roof mechanism, while attention has been put on the chassis to enable it to give the same kind of responsiveness that you’d get in the hard-top. 

Much like the Coupe, the new Aston Martin Vantage Roadster gets loads of driver-focused systems such as Adaptive Damping, Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Torque Vectoring. Plus, Aston Martin has given the rear dampers, Adaptive Damping technology and Electronic Stability Programme system a bespoke tune for the Roadster, allowing this convertible to be just as comfortable and responsive as the Coupe.

The look of each Aston Martin Vantage Roadster for sale has been kept as sleek as possible, helping to preserve the elegant look of this compact sports car. When raised, the fabric roof follows similar lines to its metal-topped stablemate, while when the roof is lowered, the Vantage Roadster’s already eye-catching good looks are enhanced.


Plus, Aston Martin introduced some new grille designs with the arrival of the Aston Martin Vantage Roadster. Celebrating 70 years of the Vantage badge, the change gives a new ‘vane’ grille as an option, giving a different option to the usual ‘hunter’ grille that was incorporated into the Vantage’s design from launch. There’s a new range of optional alloy wheels available, too, which only help enhance the Vantage Roadster’s design further. 


The Roadster receives the same high level of interior equipment as the Coupe, which means it adopts an eight-inch central LCD screen incorporating satellite navigation and media functions, alongside iPhone integration which means it’s easy to pair your phone and then make and receive calls.

Aston Martin’s full audio system comes as standard too, though there is the option to upgrade this to the Premium version should you want a little extra punch from your sound system. 

There’s plenty of technology to make everyday driving easier, too, such as a 360-degree parking camera, keyless entry and a standard-fit wind deflector which can help reduce buffeting and make the interior even more comfortable when you’re travelling with the roof down.


Engines & Performance

The Aston Martin Vantage Roadster uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, which produces 503bhp and 685Nm of torque. This is all sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, which can either be left to its own devices or controlled via steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles. 

The Vantage Roadster is also equipped with three driving modes - Sport, Sport+ and Track - which tailor the car’s controls to the driver’s liking. For instance, for the sharpest on-road responsiveness possible, selecting Sport+ will add firmness to the suspension while sharpening up gearshifts and adding more weight to the steering.



Despite being a touch heavier than the Coupe, the Roadster still manages some very compelling performance figures. It’s capable of going from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds and will carry on to a top speed of 190mph. The sharp shifts of the gearbox make this acceleration feel all the more impressive, with each gear being fired through in quick succession. 

When it comes to fuel economy, Aston Martin says that the Vantage Roadster should return up to 24.4mpg combined while CO2 emissions sit at 262g/km.

0-60 mph

3.7 seconds

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Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. Figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including factory-fitted options, accessories fitted (post registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Further information about the test used to establish fuel consumption and CO2 figures can be found at